For almost two decades, Ethiopia has been a hospitable country for Eritrean refugees but now we fear they are caught in the conflict, Baloch said. UNHCR appeals to the government of Ethiopia to continue to fulfill its responsibility in hosting and protecting Eritrean refugees and allow humanitarians to access people who are now desperately in need. … [Read more...] about Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia, says United Nations
Tekeze dam in ethiopia
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 30, 2020 Claims of violence and death tolls have been impossible to confirm, as telecommunications and internet service have been cut in Tigray since fighting began. Abiy announced a military offensive against the regional government in Tigray on November 4, saying it was in response to an attack by Tigray forces on a federal military base. … [Read more...] about US Urges End to Violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region
"In the worst-case scenario, the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group estimates that 1.98 million people could be affected," the IOM said. The United Nations Migration Agency also stressed that it is scaling up its operational and technical capacity to respond to the crisis. … [Read more...] about IOM says IDPs in “dire need” of humanitarian, recovery assistance in N. Ethiopia
After identifying 34 low-lying areas that could get flooded quickly in the event of heavy downpour, Tenkasi district administration has deployed 446 teams to monitor bunds of irrigation tanks round-the-clock to prevent breach, Collector G.S. Sameeran has said. … [Read more...] about 34 low-lying areas, five dams being monitored
The Brahmaputra, the fifth largest river in terms of water it carries and second largest in terms of the silt it carries, remains relatively less disturbed among the rivers of the world and provides ideal platform for this. Will the Indian government show the firmness, forthrightness and foresight to propose this to the visiting Chinese Premier? It can only strengthen Indian government hand in dealing with its bigger neighbour. It will also give huge strength to the fragile bilateral relations that the Chinese ambassador to India referred to on December 13 in Delhi. … [Read more...] about Can India be firm with China on Brahmaputra dams?